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2014 Easthope Family Winegrowers Skeetfield Chardonnay

Highly complex and smoky style with acidity to burn

2014 Easthope Family Winegrowers Skeetfield Chardonnay

Highly complex and smoky style with acidity to burn

$37.99

per bottle

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2014 Easthope Family Winegrowers Skeetfield Chardonnay

Highly complex and smoky style with acidity to burn

Description

Having produced many of NZ's finest wines as chief winemaker for leading Hawkes Bay winery Craggy Range, collectors and sommeliers around the world are familiar with the brilliant wines that Rod Easthope can produce. Nowadays Rod has his own label, crafting ultra-premium wines such as this pure, tightly wound yet endlessly layered Chardonnay that could rival the great Grand Cru wines of Chablis.

Smells

A very pronounced gunsmoke nose, the wine would benefit from an extended decant. With time, grapefruit, white peach and biscuity notes.

Tastes

Focused and linear with a strong mineral influence, the style is very much that of an oaked Chablis, the moderate alcohol and fresh acid combining to a refined smoky finish. We'd recommend cellaring this wine if you can, it will be best from 2018 onwards.

RegionHawkes Bay

VarietalChardonnay

Size750ml

Alcohol %12.5%

Vintage2014

CountryNew Zealand

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